HIV-Positive and in Jail: Race, Risk Factors, and Prior Access to Care

  title={HIV-Positive and in Jail: Race, Risk Factors, and Prior Access to Care},
  author={Matthew S. Stein and Anne C Spaulding and Marc J. Cunningham and Lauren C. Messina and Bryan Inho Kim and Koo-Whang Chung and Jeffrey N. Draine and Alison O. Jordan and A. R. Harrison and Ann Keltner Avery and Timothy P. Flanigan},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
Black individuals represent 13 % of the US population but 46 % of HIV positive persons and 40 % of incarcerated persons. The national EnhanceLink project evaluated characteristics of HIV-positive jail entrants at ten sites and explored associations between race and HIV disease state. Between 1/2008 and 10/2011, 1,270 study participants provided demographic and clinical data. Adjusted odds ratios (aORs) were calculated for advanced HIV disease (CD4 < 200 cells/mm3) and uncontrolled viremia… CONTINUE READING
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